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How to Draw a Dolphin by vantid How to Draw a Dolphin by vantid
Another old tutorial. This is a simplified way to start learning to draw dolphins. I devised the process myself, so please don't claim it as yours, should you use it or wish to show others. I don't draw dolphins myself exactly like this, but I hope it helps someone out there!

Instead of assembling this how-to from copy and paste, I screen capped the html files I still have and pieced them together from there...much faster! Like the coloring tutorial, this was done years ago for an Ecco the Dolphin fansite and as such, had more familiar text. I took out the references to any site members by painting over them.

Again, if there is something horribely wrong about this, please let me know, and I will see what I can do.
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IgnisSorceress Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry but I don't understand...
How do I see the tutorial itself?
vantid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You have to click "download"
IgnisSorceress Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay, thank you.
ShiinaScarlet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Thank you! Very good tutorial!
Weatherwings Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Thanks for the tutorial! This has helped a bunch with me and drawing the stupid fins. (although, the back fin thingy still annoys the hell out of me) but thanks to you, I can say I can decently draw Dolphins now. Thanks!
arthurpprado Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you helped a lot,thank you,now i can draw ecco like i want
Dolphin232 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
thanks this will help me draw my anthro dolphin character of myself
shadow-neko-666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
very good, its very helpful. thanks a lot!
DevonDiabolical Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
this was a lot of help. you captured the grace and power of a dolphin so well. thanks for sharing (:
StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Than you so much! This is incredibly helpful. :)
1skylight1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Very handy tut! thanks :)
Ayla-the-Raichu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Not a bad tutorial. Simple and basic, yet very detailed in each step. It's certainly different from how I draw them. lol
Waxtad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Wow!! :)
Thank´s!! =^.^=
MrShackra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my mom like it! (sorry for bad english :P)
tanks for the tuto
Eternity-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
This is great thanks!
totalrk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
I just love dolphins and a tutorial about one isn't something we see everyday here on DA(in fact,I guess It's the 1st time I see one ever!) but it's definately something to try out!Very easy to follow and indepth tutorial!Congrats!:D
TornTethers Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
hum... i'll try this out!!

I looks like i could maby actualy draw a dolphin!!

lol... thanks this will help me lot's

vantid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so. I'd like o see what you come up with. Good luck!
JaksGuardianDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
Thank you! <3 This is a simple, easy tutorial that helped a LOT.
Sanua Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
That tutorial owned. I never drew any sea animal before, and mine looks great! You are amazing :clap:
MariP Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
That's a really well done tutorial! It'll surely be for great help. Thank you so much for doing this tutorial, I've been thinking of how to draw dolphins. I never manage to get those right... But maybe this'll help me out a bit. :)
yuuankichiro Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Yes! I needed this!
neoecco Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
The very same tutorial that I had learned from so many years ago. The very same technique I use to this day. I can't thank you enough for first showing this off, vanvan! This and your prismacolor tutorial have been so helpful to me over the years! I'm sure many others will continue to employ this very trick to draw dolphins as good as you do!

*still a fangirl, always a fangirl*
Trellia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny, I've always used a similar technique to draw dolphins, but they never seem to look so good! Good tutorial!
Inuibuki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
hmmm i'll give this a shot. ^_^
Umbra-Vulpes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
hey that looks pretty cool, i shall have to have a go at drawing a dolphin now :) it'll double the amount of things i can draw :P
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